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DIY Toys For Your Baby!

I’ve recently started sharing with you here my experiences as a new mother, from a frugal perspective. In this post I will show you how to make beautiful DIY toys for your little ones that will (hopefully!) keep them occupied and busy. They all have an educational sensory benefit to them that will stimulate your baby’s minds. Watching your baby get excited …

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4 Energy Saving Tips You Can Teach Your Kids

A great initiative is to get your children thinking about energy saving from a young age. Around the home, there are all manner of tricks and tips to help guide them towards an energy efficient lifestyle. Here are a few common ones that are helpful, easy and fun to teach. They aren’t necessarily the most radical changes but they are …

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4 Frugal Tips for Keeping to your Budget when your Newborn Arrives

Expecting your first baby? Congratulations! With your new bundle of joy comes great expectations, wonderful new beginnings, and…many expenses. We all want the very best for our little one, but the global baby-appliance industry made 44.7 billion USD in 2011 (and in 2017 is expected to increase sales to 66.8 billion USD) and is filled with items you don’t really …

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Money Saving Tips for Surviving the Summer Vacation

Summer is here! As much as I love this season, the past years have shown me that I waste more money in July and August than in any other month. Unfortunately, there’s something about the freedom of a summer break that distracts you from being careful and budgeting your expenses. Due to the beautiful weather, I find myself going out …

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4 Frugal Habits that May Actually be Costing you – and How to Balance Them Out

We here at AllTheFrugalLadies are all about advocating frugality , minimalism, and saving money. However, we’ve discovered that when frugal habits are sometimes taken to the extreme or not controlled properly, they might end up costing us a lot, and thereby missing their mark. The following list portrays a few dire consequences of certain frugal habits that need self examination and reconsideration, …

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5 Easy Ways to Save at the Gas Pump

As the cost of living rises, our pockets empty. One of the main culprits is our car – a constant guzzler of money as we cover fix-ups, insurance, and of course the never ending fill up at the gas station! With gas prices constantly on the rise, people are opting for public transportation, carpooling, bicycling, switching cars and any other …

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Cosmetics and Makeup for the Frugal Girl on the Go!

With the advent of June comes rising temperatures and an exciting wardrobe transition. We’ve hung up our winter coats, rocked the spring jackets, and can now happily retrieve our summer sundresses from the dark recesses of our closet. Finally our days are spent running around in the summer heat and our nights spent enjoying the warm evening breeze. Needless to …

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5 tips for Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

Spring is here and it’s time to make some changes in your house to prepare for the warm days of sunshine ahead. While some people (like me) can’t wait for the opportunity to declutter and get rid of all the items and clothing they don’t need anymore, thus making much-needed space in their homes, for others it’s a nightmare that …

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Casual Dating vs Long Term Dating: Which is the Frugal Option?

I’ve been on both sides of the relationship game – at times, I dated very casually and almost indifferently, just trying to have fun and enjoy single life. Other times, I was in long term relationships, more serious and committed. But the financial reality doesn’t change either way: dating is EXPENSIVE. Being my frugal self, I always wondered: which type …

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Are women taking more chances with their money?

The feminist revolution made big waves in the 1960’s following women’s emancipation and growing role in the workforce. However, albeit the passing of more than 60 years, women in the 21st century are still suffering from economic, social and cultural gaps that carry political, economic and social repercussions. One of these gaps is the financial gap; it is a well-known …

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